The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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?
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.