That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
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.