All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.