Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
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?
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.