Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.