To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.