The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.