Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.