The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A human being is a deciding being.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.