The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.