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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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 capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.