It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.