The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission