A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.