Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.