Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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 fall forward to success.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.