Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.