If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.