All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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?
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.