Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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 U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.