The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
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?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.