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When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
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