It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.