The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.