There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.