There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.