The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A human being is a deciding being.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
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.