Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.