Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.