Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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 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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.