Our true nationality is mankind.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
People fall forward to success.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.