What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.