A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
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.