Most people would rather give than get affection.
It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying.
I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
Personally, people know themselves very poorly.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
A lot of great people have seen people portray them and loathed them. But I did my best and I don't think there is anything to be offended at.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.