It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement – that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin‘ more than they do. It aggravates ’em. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin‘ right, they’ve got to want to learn themselves, and when they don’t want to learn there’s nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Whoever considers the past and the present will readily observe that all cities and all peoples are and ever have been animated by the same desires and the same passions.
Where questions of religion are concerned, people are guilty of every possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanour.
When people are ill, they have such strange fancies! They are like children, they do not know what they want.