Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because, like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in return.