One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A human being is a deciding being.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People fall forward to success.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.