If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.