There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
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.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.