People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People fall forward to success.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.