The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
Sex is God's joke on human beings.
The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
Leadership is applicable to all facets of life: a competency that you can learn to expand your perspective, set the context of a goal, understand the dynamics of human behavior and take the initiative to get to where you want to be.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith
Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life