I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A human being is a deciding being.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.