Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.