Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.