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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People fall forward to success.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.