After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.