Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
People fall forward to success.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.