Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
People fall forward to success.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.