Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.