I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
People fall forward to success.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.