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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.