Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.