Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses.
Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
There is one God, and He made both Indians and white men. We were all made out of the dust of the earth.
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.