Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People fall forward to success.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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?
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.