Our true nationality is mankind.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
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.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.