Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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?
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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 you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.