A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Our true nationality is mankind.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People fall forward to success.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.