Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
People fall forward to success.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Our true nationality is mankind.