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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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 first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.