The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day
The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder.
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
Freedom from fear could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights
The longest journey of any person is the journey inward
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.