In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A human being is a deciding being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.