Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.