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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.