If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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 great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.