One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A human being is a deciding being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our true nationality is mankind.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.