Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.