The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.