We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted
Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products
Experience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy