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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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 was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.