Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap
In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little.
I never expect a soldier to think.
You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
I can't talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.
A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill which fortunately very seldom happens, everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.