A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.