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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People fall forward to success.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.