The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Our true nationality is mankind.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.