Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People fall forward to success.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.