All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Our true nationality is mankind.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A human being is a deciding being.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.