Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Our true nationality is mankind.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.