There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.