Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe 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.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.