The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
People fall forward to success.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.