When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.