A person's a person, no matter how small.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.