If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A human being is a deciding being.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.