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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Our true nationality is mankind.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.