One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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?
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.