One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.