It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.