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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.