Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of 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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
People fall forward to success.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.