Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.