Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
People fall forward to success.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.