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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.