A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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?
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.