Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.