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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
People fall forward to success.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.