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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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 need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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 is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.