I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.
To find a new word that is accurate and different, you have to be alert for it.
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
In literature classes, you don’t learn about genes; in physics classes you don’t learn about human evolution. So you get a fragmented view of the world. That makes it hard to find meaning in education.
You can’t crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
People called me a hoodlum and a thug. But they didn’t tell you I was a carpenter, an architect, a stand-up comic – even a bartender. And a barbecue cook. But they didn’t tell you that.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.