One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.