The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Moonlight is sculpture.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.