One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Boards don't hit back.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.