Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.