Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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?
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.