A person's a person, no matter how small.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Our true nationality is mankind.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.