A man who is a genius and doesn't know it, isn't.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore you should wash them often.
An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes.
At the beginning there was the Word-at the end just the Cliché.
Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.
Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest way.
I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless, the poison is in the sugar.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?
It's the priests who have demands, not the gods.
Man is fatally slow on the uptake; it always takes him until the next generation to understand what's going on.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
Politics: a Trojan horse race.
Prolong human life only when you can shorten its miseries.
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's, and unto human beings, what?
Some people like to understand what they believe in, while others like to believe in what they understand.
The first condition of immortality is death.
The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
The strongest brakes fail on the path of least resistance.
The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest. It can break the chain.
Think before you think!
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody.
To torture a man, you have to know his pleasures.
Transparent aims cast a shadow.
When myth meets myth, the collision is very real.
When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.
When they blow the horn of plenty this loud, it must be empty.
You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
You will always find a few Eskimos ready to tell the Congolese how to cope with the heat.
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