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.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?