I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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 human being is a deciding being.
People fall forward to success.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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?
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.