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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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 want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.