People fall forward to success.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Our true nationality is mankind.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.