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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.