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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.