The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A human being is a deciding being.