If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A human being is a deciding being.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.