We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.