Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A human being is a deciding being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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 great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.