All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.