The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Our true nationality is mankind.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.