| Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
| There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Topics: Books, Reading
| A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
| Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
| Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
Topics: Character, Men
| Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.
| One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
| Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
| Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
Topics: Children, Justice
| Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
Topics: Children, Youth
| The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."
| There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.
Topics: Christianity, Religion, Hatred