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.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
People fall forward to success.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.