| We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour.
| Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
| A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
| True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
| I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
| If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
| Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
| The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
| The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.
| I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
| When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
| The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
| Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
| Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
| One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
| Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
| Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
| All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
| It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
| Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.