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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A human being is a deciding being.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!