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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.