Jests that give pains are not jests.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.