The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People fall forward to success.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A human being is a deciding being.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.