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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.