Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
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.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.