For me the only things of interests are those linked to the heart.
A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
Every light can be extinguished. The intellect is a light. Therefore it can be extinguished.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.
You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.
Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will, in the end, find that… the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit.
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
All failures are so because they lack social interest.
Nature makes penicillin; I just found it.
The discovery of penicillin was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence that happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.
I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.