Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A person's a person, no matter how small.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.