A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.