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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.