Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A human being is a deciding being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our true nationality is mankind.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.