A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.