A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.