People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.