A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.