A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.