A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.