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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.