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
A human being is a deciding being.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.