There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.