明白事理的人使自己适应世界；不明事理的人想使世界适应自己。所以，所有进步都要靠不明事理的人。 The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
人往往将现况归咎于环境因素，但我不相信环境因素这回事。那些出类拔萃的人会去找些他们要的环境因素，如果找不到，他们会去创造他们要的环境因素。 People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
你和我各有一个苹果，如果我们交换苹果的话，我们还是只有一个苹果。但当你和我各有一个想法，我们交换想法的话，我们就都有两个想法了。 If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.
爱国主义是一种有害的、精神错乱的白痴形式。Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
金钱的匮乏是所有罪恶的根源。Lack of money is the root of all evil.