The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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?
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.