Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.