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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.