People fall forward to success.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
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?
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.