I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.