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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Our true nationality is mankind.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.