We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.