A rebellion against a tyrant is only immoral when it hasn't got a chance.
Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance.
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
Beware the ire of the calm.
Contradictions in human character are one of its most consistent notes.
Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.
Frankness is usually a euphemism for rudeness.
From my experience of life I believe my personal motto should be 'Beware of men bearing flowers.'
Goodness, Truth and Beauty come first.
I never trust the airlines from those countries where the pilots believe in the afterlife. You are safer when they don't.
I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work.
I was just as anxious to prevent injustice as to cause justice.
If you choose the sort of life which has no conventional pattern you have to try to make an art of it, or it is a mess.
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.
It is difficult for people of advanced years to start remembering they must die. It is best to form the habit while young.
It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky.
It is well, when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden.
It was one thing to applaud justice, another to bring it about.
Jealousy... is an affliction of the spirit which, unlike some sins of the flesh, gives no one any pleasure.
Let us run up debts. One is nobody without debts.
Looking forward to going home, I was necessarily looking backward.
Neurotics are awfully quick to notice other people's mentalities.
One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. It is possible for parents to be corrupted or improved by their children.
Ridicule is the only honorable weapon we have left.
Sooner or later I do what I want to do.
The sacrifice of pleasures is of course itself a pleasure.
We have invented sex guilt to take our minds off the real thing.
You look for one thing and you find another.
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