After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
People fall forward to success.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.