Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A human being is a deciding being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
People fall forward to success.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?