How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.