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.
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?
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.