Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
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.