A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.