Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.