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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.