One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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 great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.