Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.