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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A person's a person, no matter how small.