The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.