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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!