No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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?
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.