Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.