Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.