He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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 great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.