A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A human being is a deciding being.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.