Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
'We were making the future,' he said, and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is'.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.
Advertising is legalized lying.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
The past is but the past of a beginning.
While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.
Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf-it's almost a law.
History is a race between education and catastrophe.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Our true nationality is mankind.
In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
The history of India for many centuries had been happier, less fierce, and more dreamlike than any other history. In these favorable conditions, they built a character - meditative and peaceful and a nation of philosophers such as could nowhere have existed except in India.
We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries.
She writes like a loom, producing her broad rich fabric with hardly a thought of how it will make up into a shape, while I write to cover a frame of ideas.