The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.