Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
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.