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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.