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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.