Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.