Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
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.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.