Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People fall forward to success.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.