Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.