Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Our true nationality is mankind.