Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.