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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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?
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.