I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.