I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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 seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A human being is a deciding being.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.