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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.