Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.