Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.