People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
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?
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.