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 nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A human being is a deciding being.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.