Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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 come back to caves. We are too many.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
People fall forward to success.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.