Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.