Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A human being is a deciding being.