The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.