Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
A lie never lives to be old.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.