Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.