There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.