There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
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.
People fall forward to success.