Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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 people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.