Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.