We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.
I'm certainly getting a lot more mail... that's basically it.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
You can only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power-he's free again.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Everything is for the best in this best of possible worlds.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Heaven is like an egg, and the earth is like the yolk of the egg.
Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.
When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.
I knew after my first lesson what I wanted to do with my life.
To live is to think.