All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick 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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.