A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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 man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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 great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.