That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People fall forward to success.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.