One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A human being is a deciding being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.