Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
People fall forward to success.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.