Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.