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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.