Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.