Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
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.