Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A human being is a deciding being.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.