He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
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.