Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.