No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.
What a miserable thing life is: you’re living in clover, only the clover isn’t good enough.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Science knows only one commandment – contribute to science.
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can’t do it all by themselves.
Right is its own defense.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren’t always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don’t understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
War is like love; it always finds a way.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
People are too durable, that’s their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
Poverty makes you wise but it’s a curse.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Whenever there are great virtues, it’s a sure sign something’s wrong.
Grub first, then ethics.
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
Don’t tell me peace has broken out.
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
Everyone needs help from everyone.
It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
Temptation to behave is terrible.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
You don’t need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
What they could do with ’round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.