Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
There are a lot of people who must have the table laid in the usual fashion or they will not enjoy the dinner.
In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities.
It will be a shock to men when they realize that thoughts that were fast enough for today are not fast enough for tomorrow. But thinking tomorrow’s thoughts today is one kind of future life.
Blessed is he who has never been tempted; for he knows not the frailty of his rectitude.
That’s what this country needs — more books!
People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
Never write up your diary on the day itself, for it takes longer than that to know what happened.
The greatest poem ever known Is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, Of being only four years old.