Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.