Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.