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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.