Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
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 person's a person, no matter how small.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.