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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of 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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.