The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
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.