That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A human being is a deciding being.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.