Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People fall forward to success.