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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.