Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.