A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A human being is a deciding being.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.