A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.
In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.
Most human beings are quite likable if you don't see too much of them.
The art of writing history is the art of emphasizing the significant facts at the expense of the insignificant. And it is the same in every field of knowledge. Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts not to bother about.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
The days on which one has been the most inquisitive are among the days on which one has been happiest.
We cannot get happiness by striving after it, and yet with an effort we can impart it.
We forget that Socrates was famed for wisdom not because he was omniscient but because he realized at the age of seventy that he still knew nothing.
Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.
When people complain of the decay of manners they have in mind not the impudent abbreviations of the crowd, but the decline in bowing and scraping and in speaking of one's employer as 'the master.' What the rich mean by the good manners of the poor is usually not civility, but servility.
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