Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.