We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become very happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher - and that is good for every man.
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.