A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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?
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.