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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.