Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Our true nationality is mankind.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.