Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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?
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.