"A world technology means either a world government or world suicide."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Max Lerner on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Max Lerner on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Max Lerner on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Max Lerner on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Max Lerner on John F. Kennedy
"The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little."
"Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts."
"You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace."
"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt."
"Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there."