The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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 whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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?
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.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.