Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
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?
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 need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.