Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.