People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A human being is a deciding being.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.