The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
People fall forward to success.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
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.
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.