Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.