Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People fall forward to success.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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 always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.