A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.