Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.

Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

In the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war.

Those who have suffered much become very bitter or very gentle.

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.

A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.

When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.

The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.

The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers.

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.

Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.

History reports that the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all.

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what youre going to do now and do it.

As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.

History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.

There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

Education is the transmission of civilization.

We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.