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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.