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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.