The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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?
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.