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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People fall forward to success.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.