Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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 sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.