Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.