Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.