How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.