I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?
The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.
Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Humans are born in truth, but we grow up believing in lies. One of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection.
When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.
Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.