Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.