Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.