Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
A jug fills drop by drop.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.