Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Our true nationality is mankind.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.