Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Our true nationality is mankind.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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 whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.