Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.