Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.