Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.