The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A human being is a deciding being.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.