Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
The proper study of mankind is woman.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.
Every man is as God made him, and often even worse.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them apart.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, and Soup Kitchens are all a government's responsibility.
Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels.
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Has anyone ever noticed that we live in the only country in the world where all the poor people are fat?
Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food, they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
What makes us happy is service to others. If schools don't expose students to the joys of community service, we graduate people who are idea rich but experience poor. In these addled times of leave no child untested, we think it's enough to pound ideas into the kids' heads. You can make all A's in school and go out and flunk life.
We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.
Human resources are the greatest assets of any company. You can raise tariffs or prevent MNCs from entering, but one can't stop the employees from leaving if they are dissatisfied.
Better mankind born without mouths and stomachs than always to worry about money to buy, to shop, to fix, to cook, to wash, to clean.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
Given the natural differences between human beings, equality is an ethical aspiration that cannot be realized without recourse either to despotism or to an act of fraternity.
While animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
In former days, men sold themselves to the devil to acquire magical powers. Nowadays they acquire those powers from science, and find themselves compelled to become devils. There is no hope for the world unless power can be tamed, and brought into the service, not of this or that group of fanatical tyrants, but of the whole human race ... for science has made it inevitable that all must live or all must die.
The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics.
Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom and data is the knowledge.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
The thought of owning an island is perhaps the most romantic concept left to humankind in the 20th Century.
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
The miser is as much in want of what he has as of what he has not.
It is the rare fortune of these days that a man may think what he likes and say what he thinks.
The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
The depths and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.