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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.