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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A human being is a deciding being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.