Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.