On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.