Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.