The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.