The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.