In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.