Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.