Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.