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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
People fall forward to success.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.