If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.