Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.