Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
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.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.