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.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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 is no come back to caves. We are too many.