A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.