There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.