Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A human being is a deciding being.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.