Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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 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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.