There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?