Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.