The safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
It is hard to have patience with people who say “There is no death” or “Death doesn’t matter.” There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.