The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Our true nationality is mankind.