James William Fulbright

James William
Fulbright
1905

American Political Leader, Senator

Author Quotes

The children who go to bed hungry in a Harlem slum or a West Virginia mining town are not being deprived because no food can be found to give them; they are going to bed hungry because, despite all our miracles of invention and production, we have not yet found a way to make necessities of life available to all of our citizens - including those whose failure is not lack of personal industry or initiative, but only an unwise choice of parents.

Science had radically changed the conditions of human life on earth. It has expanded our knowledge and our power but not capacity to use them with wisdom.

Of all the animals on earth, man has shown himself to be the most cruel and brutal. He is the only animal that will create instruments of death for his own destruction. Man is the only animal on all the earth that has ever been known to burn its young as a sacrifice to appease the wrath of some imaginary deity. He is the only one that will build homes, towns, and cities at such a cost in sacrifice and suffering and turn around and destroy them in war.

We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts.

There is an inevitable divergence, attributed to the imperfections of the human mind, between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.

First Name
James William
Last Name
Fulbright
Birth Date
1905
Bio

American Political Leader, Senator