Modern man's besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions.
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
Dream in a pragmatic way.
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.