A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.
If a man will begin in certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin in doubts he shall end in certainties.
Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always 3 o'clock in the morning.
Common sense always speaks too late.
The world is so full of possibilities that dogmatism is simply indecent.
Charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people.
Old age is the most unexpected thing that can happen to a man.