Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Depression is rage spread thin.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.