It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A human being is a deciding being.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.