People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People fall forward to success.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.