What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.