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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.