A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A human being is a deciding being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.