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 true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.