A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.