Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?