A person's a person, no matter how small.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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 man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A human being is a deciding being.
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?
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.