There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.