Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
People fall forward to success.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.