A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.