If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.