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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.