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"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good."
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."
"Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation."
"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts ? the less you know, the hotter you get."
"We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought."
"Never let yourself be diverted either by what you would wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only at . . . the facts."
"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic."
"Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed."
"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
"Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom."