The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A human being is a deciding being.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.