The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People fall forward to success.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.