Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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 may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A human being is a deciding being.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.