Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
People fall forward to success.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...