The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.