The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.