Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A human being is a deciding being.