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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.