A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.