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You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Never try to out-stubborn a cat.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.