A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.