The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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 is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.