We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A person's a person, no matter how small.