A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.