It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
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.