I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A human being is a deciding being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.