It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A human being is a deciding being.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?