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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.