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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being you.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thats four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.