The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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 person's a person, no matter how small.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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 no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.