I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.