The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.