Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.