I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
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.