There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.