When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.