In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.