If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.