The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.