Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything
The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
The only thing that can spoil a day is people and if you can keep from making engagements, every day has no limits.
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.