Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.