People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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 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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.