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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.