A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.