Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.