Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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?
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.