A person's a person, no matter how small.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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 highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.