Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Our true nationality is mankind.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.