Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People fall forward to success.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?