We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.