The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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 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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
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?
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.