When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.