Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A human being is a deciding being.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.