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.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.