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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.