The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.