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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.