Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People fall forward to success.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A human being is a deciding being.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.