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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.