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 man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission