We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
Even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
Hope is a waking dream.
a comedian does funny things; a good comedian does things funny.
To give an accurate description of what never happened is the proper occupation of the historian.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
He that knows little often repeats it.