Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than excessive cleverness.
At age 50, every man has the face he deserves.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
Diversion is the only thing that consoles us in our wretchedness, and yet diversion is itself the greatest of our miseries. For it is diversion above all that keeps us from seriously taking stock of ourselves and so leads us imperceptibly to perdition.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying that you have a real bad sense of timing.
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring transsexuals. To actual women, it is merely a good excuse not to play football.
Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it.
A society grows great when old men and old women plant trees under whose shade they know they'll never sit.