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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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?
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.