A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A human being is a deciding being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.