A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.