If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
People fall forward to success.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.