People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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
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.