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 person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.