Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.