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.
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 greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.