The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A human being is a deciding being.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Our true nationality is mankind.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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?
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.