The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.