Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.