What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Poetry is partly sympathy, don’t you think? If it’s any good, it gets people to think about others’ points of view.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.