Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.