Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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?
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.