It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.