There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.