Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A human being is a deciding being.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.