There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?