The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
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.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.