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.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Our true nationality is mankind.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.