No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Our true nationality is mankind.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.