I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Our true nationality is mankind.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.