The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring.
The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties.
Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.