Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A human being is a deciding being.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.