It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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?
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 whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.