My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father.
We are all citizens of history.
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
For most men, life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
To feel at home, stay at home.
To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
As between mileage and experience choose experience.
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.