Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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 becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?