He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.