It takes a clever man to turn cynic, and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
Woe to him who seeks to please rather than appall.
When you make one wrong turn, the errors tend to compound.
Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Nothing is more difficult than to distinguish in childhood true stupidity from that apparent and deceptive stupidity that foretells powerful minds.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.