Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
But it is true that some magazines have a policy to show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers. Naomi is right. It's not fair, and I wish it would change.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
The wisest of the wise may err.
Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.