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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.