Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
People fall forward to success.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.