Fame is something which must be won; honor is something which must not be lost.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Your best dreams may not come true; fortunately, neither will your worst dreams.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Woman was taken out of man — not out of his head, to rule over him; nor out of his feet, to be trampled under by him; but out of his side, to be equal to him — under his arm, that he might protect her, and near his heart that he might love her.
Without struggle there is no progress.
Great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.
Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
He who laughs last… thinks the slowest.
God promises heavens, but he does not promise they will always be blue.
Happiness is like a kiss. You have to share it to enjoy it.
Don’t wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be yourself perfectly.
Put your hand on a hot oven for a minute, and it feels like an hour. Chat with a pretty girl for an hour, and it feels like a minute. That’s relativity.
Minds are like parachutes: they work better if they’re open.
Nothing in life should be feared; it must only be understood.
We dominate nature by obeying it.
Joy and love are the wings for new enterprises.
Each of us shakily kisses the hand of the one who has us chained.
C’est le commencement de la fin.
Cherchez la femme.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
God does not play dice.
I slept and saw that life was joy;
I woke up and saw that life was service;
I served and saw that service was joy.
If you cry for having lost the sun, your tears will not let you see the stars.
E pur, se muove.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
The end justifies the means.
Our conscience is worth more than a thousand witnesses.
La mujer musa es, de carne y hueso.
L’Etat, c’est moi.
London is full of fog and serious people. I wouldn’t be able to say if it’s the fog that produces serious people, or if it’s the serious people who produce the fog.
Los tres mayores majaderos del mundo hemos sido Jesucristo, don Quijote, y yo…
Mother is God’s name in the hearts and lips of children.
You can’t really be an intellectual if you don’t stop thinking once in a while.
What is history? A simple fable that the whole world has accepted.
I only know that I know nothing.
A child is a question that we ask destiny.
Living without friends: dying without witnesses.
And… if I have written such a long letter, it is only because I have not had time to make it shorter.
The Bible tells you how to reach heaven, not how it works.
The best way to keep your word is not giving it.
Never use intuition.
Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see how they’re made.
An atheist is a man without invisible forms of support.
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
A mathematician is an instrument designed to transform coffee into theorems.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
It’s not the fall that kills you. It’s the sudden stop at the end.
Experience is that wonderful thing that lets you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
A man that is always declaring that he is not a fool, usually has his doubts.
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that makes you eager for the trip.
God is a comedian acting for an audience that is afraid to laugh.
A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind, and doesn’t want to change the topic.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sleigh through the snow.
One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Cats see people as hot-blooded furniture.
Judge a man by his questions, instead of by his answers.
A clean conscience is a continuous Christmas.
When you do something, act like the whole world was watching.
What the worm calls the end, the rest of the world calls butterfly.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
A lie is on the other side of the world before a truth can put its pants on.
In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Wherever I climb, I’m followed by a dog by the name of ‘Ego’.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
I am totally in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let us start with typewriter machines.
I have not failed. I have only found 10,000 ways that do not work.
Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
A friendship based on business is better than a business based on friendship.
All truth goes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed violently. Third, it is accepted for being obvious.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that creates problems.
It is much more comfortable being crazy and knowing it, than being sane and having your doubts.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
There are people in this world that are so hungry, that God cannot appear to them but in the form of bread.
My advice to you is that you get married: if you find a good wife, you will become a happy man; if not, you will become a philosopher.
Reality is just an illusion, but it is a very persistent one.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Cemeteries are full of indispensable men.
If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would be worthless.
The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.
There is not a more sincere love than the love for food.
A pessimistic person sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimistic person sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.
The man that will not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should continue.
Your friend is someone who knows all about you and still likes you.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
A good moment to keep your mouth shut is when you’re underwater.
A jury consists of twelve people chosen to decide who has the best lawyer.
It takes a mother twenty years to make her child a man, and another woman can make him a fool in only twenty minutes.
Absence makes small loves smaller and makes big loves bigger, like the wind makes candlelight die but makes the bonfire stronger.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but we wish whe didn’t know it.
Always do what you are afraid of doing.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them more.
An eye for an eye only leads us to more blindness.
Believe those who are looking for the truth. Doubt those who have found it.
At the moment a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually already has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
Faith is believing what you know is not so.
Fashion is such an intolerable form of ugliness, that we have to change it every six months.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.