There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.