Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.