Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
He who has never hoped can never despair.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.
A lifetime of happiness? No man could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.