Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission