Good manners consists in asking quiet people why they won’t talk and not asking noisy ones why they won’t shut up.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
Artistic temperament without artistic talent is the last great infectious plague.
Truth’s not Beauty, but it’s interesting.
Civilization is not a cure for barbarism; it is a respite from barbarism, to be enjoyed while it lasts.
Someone who understands politics is about as likely to set up as a pundit as someone who can predict the future is to set up as a psychic.
To deify the state has a certain logic; for the state is compulsion and coercion, and these, too, are God’s usual means.
If you separate Church and State, the State becomes the Church.
Believing in God is how most people remind themselves that they are not He.
We perpetuate ourselves with art and offspring; but art has less alloy and may last longer.
Having got this world for free, we expect to pay dearly for the next.