Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.