It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.