Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People fall forward to success.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.