Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A human being is a deciding being.
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?
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.