Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?