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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People fall forward to success.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being Ė you.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.