To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.
The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man’s increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.