Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.