There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?