Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.