Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.