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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.