People fall forward to success.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.