Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.