Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his 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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.