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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
People fall forward to success.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.