Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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 sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission