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 wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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 true nationality is mankind.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.