Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.