The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul
We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea,and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.
There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.