A person's a person, no matter how small.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.