To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.