It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
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.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
People fall forward to success.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!