Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.