A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.