He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The future ain't what it used to be.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.