It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A human being is a deciding being.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.