No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
People fall forward to success.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.