A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.