A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten.
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become -- to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.