The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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?
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.