If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996 )
Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him.
Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman, author (b. 1958 )
The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.
John Updike, writer (1932-2009 )
Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, US Vice President (1911-1978)
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver, scientist (1864-1943 )
God must have loved the people in power, for he made them so much like their own image of him.
Kenneth Patchen, poet and novelist (1911-1972 )
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870 )
The words a father speaks to his children in the privacy of the home are not overheard at the time, but, as in whispering galleries, they will be clearly heard at the end and by posterity.