Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.