The Razor's Edge
“If work has no intention, it’s not work at all. It’s an empty motion.”
"Enlightenment is the curse of civilization. A man who wastes his energy on knowledge is a fool. The more he learns, the more he wants, and the more unhappy he becomes."
"As long as men set their ideals on the wrong objects, there can be no real happiness. Not until men learn that it comes from within themselves."
"There is in every one of us a spark of the infinite goodness that created us. When we leave this Earth, we are reunited with it as a raindrop falling from heaven is at last reunited with the sea which gave it birth."
"All Americans are born tourists."
"A man must work, it's a matter of self-respect."
"If I ever acquire wisdom, I suppose I'll be wise enough to know what to do with it."
"I don't think I'll ever find peace until I make up my mind about things."
"I've lost confidence in the accepted values."
"For the run of mankind, industry is essential."