The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.