Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
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