A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A human being is a deciding being.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?