Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.
Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
The beginning of thought is in disagreement -- not only with others but also with ourselves.
The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
We can remember minutely and precisely only the things which never really happened to us.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
Glory is largely a theatrical concept.
There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.
A man by himself is in bad company.
How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.
We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.
There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
In times of change learners inherit the earth;
while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Facts are counterrevolutionary.
The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind.
The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.
It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves.
It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is as true of men as of dogs.