I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.