Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

Temptation to behave is terrible.

People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.

Righteous people have no sense of humor.

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.

Why be a man when you can be a success?

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.

What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

First the grub then the morals.

None will improve your lot if you yourself do not.

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.

You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.

Everyone needs help from everyone.

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?

To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.

War is like love; it always finds a way.

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.

Grub first, then ethics.

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.

The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.

It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.

Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Right is its own defense.

Don't tell me peace has broken out.

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.