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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.