Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
People fall forward to success.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.