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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.