Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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?
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.