The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.