A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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 desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.