I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides the pig likes it.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
I would like to take you seriously but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
Use your health even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die do not outlive yourself.
Give a man health and a course to steer and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.
An index is a great leveller.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past but by the responsibility for our future.