Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.