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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People fall forward to success.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.