Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world’s mirth.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.