Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
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.
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.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.