One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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 capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.