The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.