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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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 just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.