The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A human being is a deciding being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.