Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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?
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.