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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People fall forward to success.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.