When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.