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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
People fall forward to success.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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 measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
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.