It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
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.