When you're cold, don't expect sympathy from someone who's warm.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves
In nothing do men so much resemble the gods as in giving help to their fellow creatures
Nobody will persist long in helping those who will not help themselves
Something between a hindrance and a help.



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."