The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Public opinion is no more than this: What people think that other people think
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people
We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.
Few people have the imagination for reality.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
Sex is a natural function. You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen.
All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people
A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.