The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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?
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.