Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.