The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.