Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
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.
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.