God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.