Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.