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?
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.