It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A human being is a deciding being.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Our true nationality is mankind.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.