The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.