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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.