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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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 can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.