On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
People fall forward to success.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.