Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.