“Cocktail party: A gathering held to enable forty people to talk about themselves at the same time. The man who remains after the liquor is gone is the host.”

“The People, though we think of a great entity when we use the word, means nothing more than so many millions of individual men.”

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

“Most people like hard work. Particularly when they are paying for it.”

“Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim”

“Everyone should be his own physician. We ought to assist and not force nature. Eat with moderation what agrees with your constitution. Nothing is good for the body but what we can digest. What medicine can produce digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable ills? Patience”

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”

“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”

“People “died” all the time…. Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions – decisions against life. Sometimes they died bit by bit until finally they were just living corpses walking around. If you were perceptive you could see it in their eyes; the fire had gone out… you always knew […]

“For people who live on expectations, to face up to their realization is something of an ordeal.”