The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People fall forward to success.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission