The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.