Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.