Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.