Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People fall forward to success.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.