To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.