In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.