That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.