Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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?
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.