Hell is God's great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Dogmatism does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh Because it is a gravely religious matter it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd for only man can be dignified.
We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
A good novel tells you the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells you the truth about its author.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.