Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.