Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A human being is a deciding being.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.