Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.