Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.