Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.