Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a 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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.