The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.