Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.
Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.
Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction.
Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it.
To marry is to get a binocular view of life.
Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love.
It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.
Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.