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.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.