Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.