Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People fall forward to success.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.