A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.