It is doubtless true that religion has been the world's psychiatrist throughout the centuries.
Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next.
The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.
He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteenth century invented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon.
The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.
The three great problems of this century;
the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.
The consideration of change over the century is about loss, though I think that social change is gain rather than loss.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.