I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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?
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.