Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?