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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.