If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.