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.
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.