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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.