You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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 man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.