Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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 is no come back to caves. We are too many.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.