In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.