Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.