A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.