Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A human being is a deciding being.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.