One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.