If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
People fall forward to success.
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.
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.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.