Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A human being is a deciding being.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.