Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A human being is a deciding being.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.