It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
People fall forward to success.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Our true nationality is mankind.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.