We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.
Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.
The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Whatever you are, be a good one.