Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.