The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.