People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.