The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Our true nationality is mankind.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People fall forward to success.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.