"Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Thornton Wilder on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Thornton Wilder on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Thornton Wilder on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Thornton Wilder on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Thornton Wilder on Winston Churchill
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
"But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone."
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
"We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind."