Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.