I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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 first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.